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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161638/6-phosphofructo-2-kinase-fructose-2-6-bisphosphatase-3-is-required-for-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-enhanced-invasion-of-panc1-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Abdullah Yalcin, Tugba H Solakoglu, Selahattin C Ozcan, Saime Guzel, Sabire Peker, Serap Celikler, Basak D Balaban, Elif Sevinc, Yunus Gurpinar, Jason A Chesney
Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) is a well-established inducer of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) that is essential for the acquisition of malignant properties, such as invasion, in tumor cells. Although recent studies suggest that the EMT in tumor cells is associated with reprogramming of energy metabolism and TGFβ1 has been shown to stimulate glycolysis in multiple primary cell lines, little is known about TGFβ1's effect on glycolysis and glycolytic regulators in transformed cells. Given the known regulatory role of 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose 2,6-bisphosphatase-3 (PFKFB3) in glycolysis and association of glycolytic activity with malignant features such as invasion, we sought to investigate whether TGFβ1 regulates PFKFB3 expression and if PFKFB3 is involved in the TGFβ1-mediated increase in the invasive ability of the Panc1 cell cline-a well-established model of TGFβ1-initiated EMT...
February 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149146/antifungal-susceptibility-and-risk-factors-in-patients-with-candidemia
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Cigdem Mermutluoglu, Ozcan Deveci, Saim Dayan, Emel Aslan, Fatma Bozkurt, Recep Tekin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the antifungal susceptibility, typology, and risk factors of candidemia among adult and pediatric inpatients at a university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was designed, and data collected between December 2013 and December 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. The case group consisted of patients with candidemia. The control group was selected from the inpatients that did not develop candidemia but were admitted in the same clinic and during the same period as the candidemia group...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142101/ionic-liquid-impregnated-agarose-film-two-phase-micro-electrodriven-membrane-extraction-il-af-%C3%AE-eme-for-the-analysis-of-antidepressants-in-water-samples
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Nor Suhaila Mohamad Hanapi, Mohd Marsin Sanagi, Abd Khamim Ismail, Wan Aini Wan Ibrahim, Nor'ashikin Saim, Wan Nazihah Wan Ibrahim
The aim of this study was to investigate and apply supported ionic liquid membrane (SILM) in two-phase micro-electrodriven membrane extraction combined with high performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) for pre-concentration and determination of three selected antidepressant drugs in water samples. A thin agarose film impregnated with 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate, [C6MIM] [PF6], was prepared and used as supported ionic liquid membrane between aqueous sample solution and acceptor phase for extraction of imipramine, amitriptyline and chlorpromazine...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111374/the-concentrations-of-adipokines-in-goat-milk-relation-to-plasma-levels-inflammatory-status-milk-quality-and-composition
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Saime Guzel, Artun Yibar, Deniz Belenli, Ismail Cetin, Meltem Tanriverdi
The main objectives of our study were to measure the major adipokines adiponectin, leptin and resistin in goat milk, to assess their interrelationships and to assess their relationships with the plasma and serum concentrations of total protein, cholesterol, total lipids, plasma C-reactive protein (CRP), milk somatic cell count (SCC), milk total aerobic colony and lactobacillus count, and milk components in lactating Saanen goats. The study was performed on eighteen lactating Saanen goats. Milk and blood samples were collected on days 20, 35, 50, 65 and 80 of lactation postpartum...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099129/the-association-between-obesity-hypertension-and-left-ventricular-mass-in-adolescents
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Saime Ergen Dibeklioglu, Berna Şaylan Çevik, Banu Acar, Zeynep Birsin Özçakar, Nermin Uncu, Nazlı Kara, Şemsa Çaycı, Nilgün Çakar
BACKGROUND: Obesity and hypertension (HT) are well known cardiac risk factors. Our goal was to show that even if arterial blood pressure (BP) measurements of obese adolescents are normal during clinical examination, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) can be high, may include cardiac involvement and can also detect left ventricular mass indices (LVMI) value for obese adolescents to diagnose left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). METHODS: This study included 130 children (57 obese hypertensive, 36 obese normotensive, 14 normal weight hypertensive and 23 normal weight normotensive)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979267/development-of-new-nir-spectroscopy-method-combined-with-multivariate-analysis-for-detection-of-adulteration-in-camel-milk-with-goat-milk
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Fazal Mabood, Farah Jabeen, Manzor Ahmed, Javid Hussain, Saaida A A Al Mashaykhi, Zainb M A Al Rubaiey, Saim Farooq, Ricard Boqué, Liaqat Ali, Zahid Hussain, Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Zakira Naureen, Mohammed Idrees, Suryyia Manzoor
New NIR spectroscopy combined with multivariate analysis for detection and quantification of camel milk adulteration with goat milk was investigated. Camel milk samples were collected from Aldhahira and Sharqia regions of Sultanate of Oman and were measured using NIR spectroscopy in absorption mode in the wavelength range from 700 to 2500nm, at 2cm(-1) resolution and using a 0.2mm path length CaF2 sealed cell. The multivariate methods like PCA, PLS-DA and PLS regression were used for interpretation of NIR spectral data...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925271/validation-of-an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-detection-of-four-hdac-inhibitors-belinostat-panobinostat-rocilinostat-and-vorinostat-in-mice-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-mice-pharmacokinetic-study
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Kalpesh Kumar Giri, Suresh P S, Syed Mohd Saim, Mohd Zainuddin, Ravi Kanth Bhamidipati, Purushottam Dewang, Mahanandeesha S Hallur, Sridharan Rajagopal, Sriram Rajagopal, Ramesh Mullangi
A sensitive and rapid LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitation of four HDAC inhibitors namely belinostat (BST), panobinostat (PST), rocilinostat (RST) and vorinostat (VST) in mice plasma as per regulatory guidelines. The analytes and internal standard were extracted from 50 μL mice plasma by protein precipitation, followed by chromatographic separation using an Atlantis C18 column with an isocratic mobile phase comprising 0.1% formic acid: acetonitrile (25:75,, v/v) at a flow rate of 0...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900891/chondrogenesis-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-for-future-microtia-repair-using-co-culture-technique
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Bee See Goh, Siti Nurhadis Che Omar, Muhammad Azhan Ubaidah, Lokman Saim, Shamsul Sulaiman, Kien Hui Chua
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, these result showed HADSCs could differentiate into chondrocytes-like cells, dependent on signaling induced by TGF-β3 and chondrocytes. This is a promising result and showed that HADSCs is a potential source for future microtia repair. The technique of co-culture is a positive way forward to assist the microtia tissue. OBJECTIVE: Reconstructive surgery for the repair of microtia still remains the greatest challenge among the surgeons...
November 30, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882013/effect-of-half-adult-dose-of-oral-rifampicin-300mg-in-patients-with-idiopathic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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Muhammad Saim Khan, Murtaza Sameen, Arshad Ali Lodhi, Munawar Ahmed, Noman Ahmed, Mustafa Kamal, Sameen Afzal Junejo
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of half adult dose of oral Rifampicin on mean change in best corrected visual acuity and central macular thickness in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy. METHODS: Thirty-eight eyes of 31 patients with idiopathic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) were registered. Unaided Visual acuity, best corrected visual acuity was documented and detailed slit lamp examination along with dilated ophthalmoscopy was performed...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881277/impact-of-health-policy-changes-on-trends-in-the-pharmaceutical-market-in-turkey
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Esra Safak Yılmaz, Güvenç Koçkaya, Fatma Betül Yenilmez, Mete Saylan, Mehtap Tatar, Akif Akbulat, Hakkı Gürsöz, Saim Kerman
BACKGROUND: The implementation phase of the Turkish Health Transformation Program (HTP) began in 2003, with the aim of organizing, financing, and delivering health care services effectively, efficiently, and equally. The HTP impacted all clinical and economic outcomes of health, including pharmaceutical sales, by improving access to health services. OBJECTIVES: To understand the impact of five selected major policy changes that made an impact on supply, demand, or price in the pharmaceutical market between 1998 and 2012...
September 2016: Value in Health Regional Issues
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863642/tissue-engineered-trachea-a-review
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Jia Xian Law, Ling Ling Liau, Bin Saim Aminuddin, Bt Hj Idrus Ruszymah
Tracheal replacement is performed after resection of a portion of the trachea that was impossible to reconnect via direct anastomosis. A tissue-engineered trachea is one of the available options that offer many advantages compared to other types of graft. Fabrication of a functional tissue-engineered trachea for grafting is very challenging, as it is a complex organ with important components, including cartilage, epithelium and vasculature. A number of studies have been reported on the preparation of a graftable trachea...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854521/the-relationship-between-us-military-officer-leadership-behaviors-and-risk-of-sexual-assault-of-reserve-national-guard-and-active-component-servicewomen-in-nondeployed-locations
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Anne G Sadler, Michelle A Mengeling, Brenda M Booth, Amy M J O'Shea, James C Torner
OBJECTIVES: To determine if military leader behaviors are associated with active component and Reserve-National Guard servicewomen's risk of sexual assault in the military (SAIM) for nondeployed locations. METHODS: A community sample of 1337 Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom-era Army and Air Force servicewomen completed telephone interviews (March 2010-December 2011) querying sociodemographic and military characteristics, sexual assault histories, and leader behaviors...
January 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830871/assessment-of-femoral-neck-fractures-in-the-elderly-with-respect-to-morphology-and-mineral-density
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H Ç Sorkun, A H Yay, E Balcıoğlu, S Özdamar
BACKGROUND: Femoral neck fractures are among the major orthopaedic problems seen in the elderly and the annual mortality rate is high. The calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) ratio can be used as an indicator of osteoporosis. The purpose of this study is to investigate the microarchitectural structure of the fractured regions of femoral head as well as bone mineral density in female and male patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bone tissues taken from the fractured regions of 10 male and 9 female patients were examined with a scanning electron microscope...
2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816913/laser-acupuncture-treatment-improves-pain-and-functional-status-in-patients-with-subacromial-impingement-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-sham-controlled-study
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Sibel Kibar, Hatice Ecem Konak, Deniz Evcik, Saime Ay
OBJECTIVE:  The present study aims to determine the effect of laser acupuncture in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS). DESIGN:  Randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study. SETTING:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation outpatient clinic. SUBJECTS:  A total 73 patients with SAIS were randomly assigned into a treatment group (n = 36) and a control group (n = 37). METHODS : The treatment group received laser acupuncture, and the control group received sham laser acupuncture...
November 5, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793541/comparison-of-culture-and-pcr-methods-in-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-meningitis
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Emel Ödemiş Başpınar, Saim Dayan, Muhammed Bekçibaşı, Recep Tekin, Celal Ayaz, Özcan Deveci, Salih Hoşoğlu
Our aim in this study is to compare the standard culture method with the multiplex PCR and the Speed-Oligo(®) Bacterial Meningitis Test (SO-BMT) - a hybridization-based molecular test method - during the CSF examination of the patients with the pre-diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis. For the purposes of this study, patients with acute bacterial meningitis treated at the Dicle University Medical Faculty Hospital, Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Clinic between December 2009 and April 2012 were retrospectively evaluated...
October 6, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743514/investigation-of-factors-affecting-frequency-of-intestinal-parasites-in-primary-school-students-in-an-urban-region-in-turkey
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İnci Arıkan, Aynur Gülcan, Saime Ergen Dıbeklıoğlu
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of intestinal parasitic diseases (IPD) and associated factors in primary school students and to assess the knowledge and practices of mothers about these diseases. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study carried out in January-March 2014 in 471 students aged 5-11 years, studying at 3 schools randomly selected from the city centre regions with different socioeconomic levels. Stratified sampling method was used in the present study and the data were collected in two stages...
September 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689939/three-dimensional-direct-cell-bioprinting-for-tissue-engineering
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Saime Burce Ozler, Ezgi Bakirci, Can Kucukgul, Bahattin Koc
Bioprinting is a relatively new technology where living cells with or without biomaterials are printed layer-by-layer in order to create three-dimensional (3D) living structures. In this article, novel bioprinting methodologies are developed to fabricate 3D biological structures directly from computer models using live multicellular aggregates. Multicellular aggregates made out of at least two cell types from fibroblast, endothelial and smooth muscle cells are prepared and optimized. A novel bioprinting approach is proposed in order to continuously extrude cylindrical multicellular aggregates through the bioprinter's glass microcapillaries...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671180/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-on-sonography-in-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-versus-normal
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Hina Rehman, Muhammad Saim Khan, Muhammad Nafees, Attique Ur Rehman, Asad Habib
OBJECTIVE: To compare the mean optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) versus normal healthy individuals using B-scan ultrasonography as diagnostic tool. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Armed Forces Institute of Radiology and Imaging, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from June to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Participants aged 30 - 50 years were divided into two groups...
September 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668527/the-effect-of-infliximab-on-intestinal-anastomosis-healing-in-rats
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Oktay Karaköse, Hüseyin Eken, Ali Naki Ulusoy, Hüseyin Koray Topgül, Mehmet Bilgin, Saim Savaş Yürüker, Mustafa Yavuz Gülbahar
Intestinal anastomosis healing is a complex physiological process in which many local and systemic factors play a role. One of the significant cytokines in this process is TNF-α. Infliximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody which binds to TNF-α with high affinity. Although this agent is used in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, intestinal surgery may be required in these patients. In this study it was aimed to determine whether or not there was any negative effect of preoperative single dose infliximab treatment on intestinal anastomosis healing...
2016: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665332/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-jeune-syndrome-the-first-reported-case
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Osman Güvenç, Saime Sündüs Uygun, Derya Çimen, Eyüp Aslan, Ali Annagür
Jeune syndrome (Asphyxiating thoracic dysplasia) is a rare dystrophy of the skeleton, inherited as an autosomal recessive condition. Patients develop a narrowed thorax, rhizomelic dwarfism, and hepatic, renal, and pancreatic abnormalities. High rates of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension have been reported. Some patients die in early stages of life due to respiratory failure. The case of a patient referred with a history of severe asphyxiating birth, who had been diagnosed with Jeune syndrome and later hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) upon echocardiographic examination is described in the present report...
September 2016: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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